PSY10130 Key Skills and Concepts in Psy
Academic Year 2021/2022
This module is a core module on the BSc in Psychology. The aim is to provide students with an introduction to the key concepts and skills that are central to the subject. A secondary aim is to introduce students to the staff and postgraduate students in the UCD School of Psychology. This ten-credit module will ensure that students have the space in the first trimester of first year to immerse themselves in their studies and develop a strong understanding of the subject. The topics in the module have been drawn from across the specialist topics that form part of the BSc. Students will also be introduced to careers in psychology and encouraged to identify the work and impact of psychology in their communities.
On completion of the module students will:
– Show understanding of the nature of psychology as an academic subject and a professional discipline.
– Show a basic knowledge of the role of research in psychology.
– Be able to apply principles of critical thinking to assess the quality of research in psychology.
– Be able to identify psychology as a practice in their community or wider society (including the media).
Indicative Module Content:
Introduction to Psychology
Introducing the UCD School of Psychology
Research Topics and Methods in Psychology
Key skills (addressed in tutorials) include referencing and citing, plagiarism, critical think and academic writing.
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